Tuesday, February 17 2015


Southwest Stakes Rescheduled


HOT SPRINGS, AR (Monday, Feb. 16, 2014) – For the third time since 2006, a winter storm has forced Oaklawn to cancel its Presidents’ Day card and postpone the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (Gr. 3).

The Southwest will be rescheduled for this coming weekend. If the weather clears enough to allow training Tuesday morning, the race will be run Saturday, Feb. 21. If the track doesn’t open until Wednesday or Thursday for training, the Southwest will be run Sunday, Feb. 22.




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STAKES ADVANCES: Grade III Mineshaft Handicap & Duncan F. Kenner Stakes


GRADE I WINNER MAJESTIC HARBOR HEADLINES MINESHAFT HANDICAP; DELAUNAY SEEKS THIRD STRAIGHT IN KENNER

NEW ORLEANS (February 16, 2015) – Grade I winner Majestic Harbor returns to the scene of his first career win in Saturday’s Grade III $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots as part of Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented by Lamarque Ford. The Mineshaft will be run at 1 1/16-miles on the main track and is carded as the eighth race on a 12-race card – the first leg of a 50-cent All-Stakes Pick-4.





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STAKES ADVANCE: Grade II Risen Star Stakes


INTERNATIONAL STAR AND IMPERIA TOP STELLAR RISEN STAR

NEW ORLEANS (February 16, 2015) – Ten talented sophomores – five locally based and five shipping in – highlight a competitive renewal filled with promising Triple Crown hopefuls of the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on Saturday, Feb. 21. Topped by graded stakes-winning ship-ins International Star and Imperia, the Risen Star goes as the 11th on a 12-race Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented by Lamarque Ford card that features five other stakes. First post is 12:30 p.m.





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Friday, February 13 2015


Upstart Among 41 Nominees for $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth


Grade 2 Stakes for 3-Year-Olds Featured on Super Saturday Feb. 21 Program
Champion Main Sequence Tops 32 Nominations for Grade 2 Mac Diarmida

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (G2) attracted 41 nominations, including recent Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2) victor Upstart, for the 69th running of the important Triple Crown prep on Feb. 21. The 1 1/16-mile stakes for 3-year-olds will be featured on a program that will offer eight stakes (seven graded), including the $200,000 Mac Diarmida, in which 2014 turf and older male champion Main Sequence is expected to make his season debut.





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All Systems On Go For Asmusssen Duo in the Southwest Stakes


Familiarity with his surroundings can only help a young horse, especially one following the Triple Crown trail, so trainer Steve Asmussen decided to leave Bayerd at Oaklawn Park following his second place finish in the Smarty Jones Stakes last month. Now, he hopes that decision will pay dividends when the 3-year-old colt contests Monday's saltier $300,000 Southwest Stakes (G3). Asmussen won the race last year with Tapiture.





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Wednesday, February 11 2015


Sam’s Sister Set for Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap


$100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes Features Field of 11 on Laurel Undercard

LAUREL, MD – Grade 1 stakes-winning Sam’s Sister is scheduled to carry highweight of 123 pounds against 10 rivals in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) at Laurel Park.





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Saturday, February 07 2015


Oaklawn Barn Notes - February, 7


Nine 3-Year-Olds Currently Pointing Toward Southwest

Oaklawn Racing Secretary Pat Pope listed nine early probables Saturday morning for the $300,000 (G3) Southwest Stakes Feb. 16, Presidents Day. The 1 1/16-mile Southwest is the second major local major prep for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11.





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Friday, February 06 2015


Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 2/6


Grade 1 $500,000 Donn Handicap the ‘Right Race’ For Pletcher Trio
Blue Tone Takes Tour of Gulfstream Track
Amen Kitten Steps Up In Gulfstream Turf
Slumber Steps Up in Gulfstream Park Turf
Brown is excited about the future for William Warren’s Mrs McDougal





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Thursday, February 05 2015


Confrontation Set To Tackle $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Eric Dattner and Harry Astarita’s Confrontation began his career in the absence of lofty expectations from his trainer, Barclay Tagg, who chose a $50,000 claiming race for the son of War Pass’s debut.





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Green Mask Finds His Niche in Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint


Souper Colossal To Make Sophomore Debut on Turf in Texas Glitter



HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A lot has changed for Green Mask since he entered the Wesley Ward barn as a 2-year-old, but one thing has remained unchanged.

The colt has talent, but Ward has had to experiment to find out where his trainee would best utilize it.





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Lochte Back to Defend Title in Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1)


Makes Two-Week Turnaround in Lone G1 Grass Race of Championship Meet

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Fourteen days after his most recent victory, Lochte looks to continue his winning ways in Saturday’s $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1).





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Lea Entered for Stakes Defense in Saturday’s $500,000 Donn Handicap


Mott Trainee to Concede 2-7 Pounds to 9 Rivals in Grade 1 Handicap

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s Lea made a rapid ascension to the top of the handicap ranks last year at Gulfstream Park, where he captured the Hal’s Hope (G3) and the Donn Handicap (G1) back-to-back.





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